XFree86 and ATI Graphics Xpression woes...

XFree86 and ATI Graphics Xpression woes...

Post by Heikki Julkun » Sat, 30 Dec 1995 04:00:00



Hi.

I have unsuccessfully been trying to install an ATI Graphics Xpression
with 2Mb Dram for the last few days.
I have tried using other XF86_Config files, running the XF86_SVGA
instead of XF86_Mach64 but nothing seems to work.

I have installed the XF86 package from the Slackware 3.0 distribution,
where the XF86 seems to be from Aug 3 something.
The output from XF86_Mach64 claims the following version:
  XFree86 Version 3.1.2 / X Window System
  (protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6000)
Is this the latest ?

The problems seems to be that the ramdac is not recognized, and that the
almost all of the clocks are zero.

Any suggestions appretiated.

Thanks / Heikki
email: jhjul...@sanluis.uccs.edu

Below follows:
output from SuperProbe, output from X and the XF86_Config file.

SuperProbe:
==========

SuperProbe Version 2.5
        (c) Copyright 1993,1994 by David Wexelblat <d...@xfree86.org>

        This work is derived from the 'vgadoc2.zip' and
        'vgadoc3.zip' documentation packages produced by Finn
        Thoegersen, and released with all appropriate permissions
        having been obtained.  Additional information obtained from
        'Programmer's Guide to the EGA and VGA, 2nd ed', by Richard
        Ferraro, and from manufacturer's data books

The author welcomes bug reports and other comments mailed to
the electronic mail address above.  In particular, reports of
chipsets that this program fails to correctly detect are
appreciated.

First video: Super-VGA
        Chipset: ATI 88800GX
        Memory:  2048 Kbytes
        RAMDAC:  AT&T 20C498/21C498 15/16/24-bit DAC w/pixel-mux
                 (with 6-bit wide lookup tables (or in 6-bit mode))
                 (programmable for 6/8-bit wide lookup tables)
        Attached graphics coprocessor:
                Chipset: ATI Mach64
                Memory:  2048 Kbytes

XF86_Mach64:
===========
XFree86 Version 3.1.2 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6000)
Operating System: Linux
Configured drivers:
  Mach64: accelerated server for ATI Mach64 graphics adaptors (Patchlevel 0)
(using VT number 7)

XF86Config: /etc/XF86Config
(**) stands for supplied, (--) stands for probed/default values
(**) Mouse: type: Microsoft, device: /dev/mouse, baudrate: 1200,
       3 button emulation (timeout: 50ms)
(**) Mach64: Graphics device ID: "ATI Graphics Xpression"
(**) Mach64: Monitor ID: "ADI 5AP"
(--) Mach64: Mode "1280x1024" needs hsync freq of 78.86 kHz. Deleted.
(--) Mach64: Mode "1280x1024" needs hsync freq of 81.13 kHz. Deleted.
(**) FontPath set to
"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/,/usr/X11R6/lib/
X11/fonts/Speedo/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100d
pi/"
(--) Mach64: card type: PCIWarning: Clocks being read from the video
card's BIOS,  and the clocks lines in XF86Config file are ignored  (see man
page or README.Mach64 for more details).
(--) Mach64: Clock type: Unknown
(--) Mach64: Number of Clocks: 32
(--) Mach64: clocks:  25.18  28.32   0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00
(--) Mach64: clocks:   0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00
(--) Mach64: clocks:  12.59  14.16   0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00
(--) Mach64: clocks:   0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00
(--) Mach64: Maximum allowed dot-clock: 80.000 MHz
(**) Mach64: Mode "640x480": mode clock =  25.175, clock used =  25.180
(--) Mach64: There is no defined dot-clock matching mode "800x600"
(--) Mach64: Removing mode "800x600" from list of valid modes.
(--) Mach64: There is no defined dot-clock matching mode "1024x768"
(--) Mach64: Removing mode "1024x768" from list of valid modes.
(--) Mach64: There is no defined dot-clock matching mode "1280x1024"
(--) Mach64: Removing mode "1280x1024" from list of valid modes.
(**) Mach64: Virtual resolution: 1280x1024
(--) Mach64: videoram: 2048k(--) Mach64: Using hardware cursor
(--) Mach64: Using 4 MB aperture
(--) Mach64: Ramdac is Unknown (87)
(--) Mach64: Using 6 bits per RGB value

XF86_Config:
==========
# File generated by xf86config.

#
# Copyright (c) 1994 by The XFree86 Project, Inc.
#
# Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
# copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"),
# to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation
# the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense,
# and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the
# Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
#
# The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
# all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
#
# THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
# IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
# FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.  IN NO EVENT SHALL
# THE XFREE86 PROJECT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY,
# WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF
# OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
# SOFTWARE.
#
# Except as contained in this notice, the name of the XFree86 Project shall
# not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other
# dealings in this Software without prior written authorization from the
# XFree86 Project.
#

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config(4/5) man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Files section.  This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"

# The location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.

    RgbPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated together),
# as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one FontPath
# command (or a combination of both methods)
#
# If you don't have a floating point coprocessor and emacs, Mosaic or other
# programs take long to start up, try moving the Type1 and Speedo directory
# to the end of this list (or comment them out).
#

    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Server flags section.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerFlags"

# Uncomment this to cause a core dump at the spot where a signal is
# received.  This may leave the console in an unusable state, but may
# provide a better stack trace in the core dump to aid in debugging

#    NoTrapSignals

# Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence
# This allows clients to receive this key event.

#    DontZap

# Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> mode switching
# sequences.  This allows clients to receive these key events.

#    DontZoom

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Input devices
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Keyboard section
# **********************************************************************

Section "Keyboard"

    Protocol    "Standard"

# when using XQUEUE, comment out the above line, and uncomment the
# following line

#    Protocol   "Xqueue"

    AutoRepeat  500 5
# Let the server do the NumLock processing.  This should only be required
# when using pre-R6 clients
#    ServerNumLock

# Specifiy which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#    Xleds      1 2 3

# To set the LeftAlt to Meta, RightAlt key to ModeShift,
# RightCtl key to Compose, and ScrollLock key to ModeLock:

    LeftAlt     Meta
    RightAlt    ModeShift
#    RightCtl    Compose
#    ScrollLock  ModeLock

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Pointer section
# **********************************************************************

Section "Pointer"
    Protocol    "Microsoft"
    Device      "/dev/mouse"

# When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
# the following line.

#    Protocol   "Xqueue"

# Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice

#    BaudRate   9600
#    SampleRate 150

# Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
# Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)

    Emulate3Buttons
    Emulate3Timeout    50

# ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice

#    ChordMiddle

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of monitor sections may be present

Section "Monitor"

    Identifier  "ADI 5AP"
    VendorName  "ADI"
    ModelName   "5AP"

# HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
# HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

    HorizSync   31.5 - 64.3

#    HorizSync  30-64         # multisync
#    HorizSync  31.5, 35.2    # multiple fixed sync frequencies
#    HorizSync  15-25, 30-50  # multiple ranges of sync frequencies

# VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
# VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE ...

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XFree86 and ATI Graphics Xpression woes...

Post by Bryan C. Everl » Sun, 31 Dec 1995 04:00:00


I am interested in upgrading from my Mach8 to a Mach64 ISA card.  However, I
have heard some people having problems with these cards.  Is anyone out there
successfully running the ATI Grapics Expression 2 MB ISA card under Linux?

If so, please post your XF86Config file and any hints/tips you have used to get
it going.

Thanks

 
 
 

XFree86 and ATI Graphics Xpression woes...

Post by Todd Ginth » Tue, 02 Jan 1996 04:00:00



: Is anyone out there
: successfully running the ATI Grapics Expression 2 MB ISA card under Linux?

: If so, please post your XF86Config file and any hints/tips you have used
: to get it going.

At the below url,

   http://ugweb.cs.ualberta.ca/~ginther/linux.html

I've put up my XF86Config file.  I'm still *very* new to this
whole Linux-thing but (with help) I seem to have X working.

: Thanks

no prob.


 
 
 

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